Aldean, who was onstage when the shooting started, visited patients recovering from the Las Vegas mass shooting at University Medical Center, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Nevada, Utah, and Virginia.
A report from the American Cancer Society finds breast cancer death rates rose by 0.4 percent annually from 1975 to 1989, but then experienced a rapid decline from 1989 to 2015—ultimately decreasing by 39 percent from their peak.
Foreign-trained doctors make up a significant share of the U.S. medical workforce, and adjusting policies to attract such providers can help ease physician shortages and improve access to care, Aaron Carroll, a physician, writes in the New York Times' "The Upshot."
As Inova Hospital System CEO Knox Singleton prepares to step down from his post next year, he reflected on his time at the helm and shared his thoughts about Inova's future with the Washington Post's Colby Itkowitz.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on Friday discussed a proposal that would eliminate the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and the Hospital Acquired Condition Reduction Program, while merging the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program with the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, Virgil Dickson writes for Modern Healthcare.
Geisinger Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, UPMC, and other industry stakeholders are launching innovative endeavors that aim to capitalize on artificial intelligence, EHRs, and networking to curb inaccurate and delayed diagnoses, Laura Landro writes for the Wall Street Journal.
A federal judge in California on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that UnitedHealth Group fraudulently inflated patient risk scores to improperly receive higher reimbursements from Medicare Advantage.